Connie Vance, Ph.D.

Dr. Connie Vance is a pharmacologist with expertise in biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, and neuroscience. Following her academic training, Dr. Vance worked at two start-up biotechnology companies where she gained extensive experience in both drug and diagnostic development, successfully established external collaborations, and was instrumental in securing SBIR grant funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Vance is the co-author of “Adenosine Receptors and Inflammation in Adenosine Receptors in Health and Disease” in the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology. Dr. Vance is also an experienced educator having served as course coordinator and lecturer in medicinal chemistry at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy. In her current role, Dr. Vance enjoys meeting and working with a wide variety of clients. She particularly enjoys hearing their stories, learning about their technology, and helping them advance their science. In her free time, Dr. Vance coaches a middle school Science Olympiad team. She also trains in To-Shin Do ninjitsu and teaches women’s self-defense classes.

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Scientific Consultant, Eva Garland Consulting
  • Consultant, Endacea Inc.
  • Senior Scientist, Endacea Inc.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Scientist, DarPharma Inc.
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, University of Michigan
  • B.S. in Biology from King College
  • Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products from the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.